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Whimsical and revolutionary poems and art by some of Russia's foremost avant-garde writers and illustrators
The early years of the Soviet Union were a golden age for children's literature. The Fire Horse brings together three classics from the era in which some of Russia's most celebrated poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Osip Mandelstam, and Daniil Kharms, teamed up with some of its finest artists, Lidia Popova, Boris Ender, and Vladimir Konashevich. Brilliantly translated by the poet Eugene Ostashevsky, this is poetry that is as whimsical and wonderful as it is revolutionary.
About the Author
Eugene Ostashevsky is the author of two poetry collections and The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi and the editor and translator of Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think (both NYRB Poets).Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), was an established poet who was unpopular with Soviet authorities The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam is available as an NYRB Classic and Voronezh Notebooks is available in the NYRB Poets series.Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) is best known for his longer poems Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1924) and All Right! (1927).Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) was an absurdist poet and writer and founder of the avant-garde collective OBEIRU in 1928.